New MedPAC Commissioners Announced - McDermott+Consulting

New MedPAC Commissioners Announced

On June 2, 2016, five new commissioners were appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). The newly appointed members are: Amy Bricker, RPh, Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Express Scripts, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri; Brian DeBusk, PhD, CEO, DeRoyal Industries, Powell, Tennessee; Paul Ginsburg, PhD, Leonard Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. and Professor of Health Policy, University of Southern California; Bruce Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc. in New York, New York; and Pat Wang, JD, CEO, Healthfirst, New York, New York. Their terms will expire in April 2019.


Additionally, Jon Christianson, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota was reappointed. He will continue to serve as Vice Chair. His term will also expire in April 2019.


Congress established MedPAC in 1997 to analyze access to care, cost and quality of care, and other key issues affecting Medicare.


For more information on the appointments, as well as brief biographies of the new appointees, please refer to the press release here.